NEWS: El-Rufai Signs N157bn Kaduna State Budget For 2019

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state on Friday, December 21, signed into law the N157.449billion appropriation bill for the state and N62.34bn budgeted for the 23 local government council areas.

 In a report by Daily Trust, El-Rufau said the new financial year for the Kaduna state government and the council areas will begin on the first day of January, 2019. The capital component of the budget is N94.47bn, while recurrent expenditure is N62.97bn.

In August, El-Rufai had presented the budget tagged ‘Budget of Continuity,’ to the state House of Assembly for scrutiny and passage.

 He said: “Reflecting our commitment to human capital development, the Social Sector, including Education and Health takes up N39.14bn or 41% of the N94bn capital budget. 

Education has a capital budget of N25.4bn, while Health has N13.1bn, a concrete demonstration of our desire to promote equality of opportunity by putting people first.” 

The governor, while commending the state House of Assembly for the collaborative partnership said a new tradition has now been established to pass and sign state budget in the preceding year.

 Aminu Abdullahi Shagali, the Speaker Kaduna State House of Assembly, represented by Deputy Speaker, Nuhu Goro Shadalafiya, said the legislative arm of government will continue to work with others for the development of the state.

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